According to the U.N.'s Human Development Index, the independent Caribbean nation of Barbados has reached the highest category of the index. It is now in the "very high human development" and classed as a developed nation. Barbados is now the most developed nation in the western hemisphere outside of the United States and Canada; and the most developed nation in the Caribbean/Latin America: http://hdr.undp.org/en/statistics/ Human Development Data (1980-2015) | Human Development Reports hdr.undp.org (Also note that The Bahamas is also another predominately black nation extremely close to being classified as a developed nation) Here are some facts about Barbados: Population: 289,000 Ethnic makeup: 93% black, 3% white, 3% multiracial, 1% South Asian Life Expectancy: 75 years old Literacy Rate: 99.7% Official Language: English https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bb.html The World Factbook — Central Intelligence Agency cia.gov Yes, it's a small country but Barbados does really prove a lot. It shows that a black nation can succeed under black rule and shatters the failed ideology that blacks are inferior. So what do you guys think that other similar countries can learn from Barbados? This winter, I will be visiting Barbados on my way to Trinidad and can't wait!!